1993 in literature

1993 in literature

The year 1993 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


*Professor Stephen Hawking's book, "A Brief History of Time", becomes the longest running book on the bestseller list of "The Sunday Times".
* November 17 - Annie Proulx wins the National Book Award for her novel "The Shipping News".
* Year 1993 is the 30th anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan.

New books

*Stephen Ambrose - "Band of Brothers"
*Martin Amis - ""
*Jeffrey Archer - "Honour Among Thieves"
*David Banks - "Iceberg"
*Iain Banks - "Complicity"
*Pat Barker - "The Eye in the Door"
*Greg Bear - "Moving Mars"
*Daniel Blythe - "The Dimension Riders"
*Sandra Boynton - "Barnyard Dance!"
*Christopher Bulis - "Shadowmind"
*Ramsey Campbell - ""
*Tom Clancy - "Without Remorse"
*Deborah Joy Corey - "Losing Eddie"
*Bernard Cornwell - "Rebel"
*Peter Darvill-Evans - "Deceit"
*Hollace Davids and Paul Davids - "Mission from Mount Yoda"
*Lindsey Davis - "Poseidon's Gold"
*L. Sprague de Camp - "Rivers of Time"
*Stephen R. Donaldson - ""
*Laura Esquivel - "Like Water for Chocolate"
*Richard Paul Evans - "The Christmas Box"
*Amanda Filipacchi - "Nude Men"
*John Gardner - "Never Send Flowers"
*Ernest Gaines - "A Lesson Before Dying"
*John Grisham - "The Client"
*Stephen King - "Nightmares and Dreamscapes"
*Nancy Kress - "The Aliens of Earth"
*John le Carré - "The Night Manager"
*Lois Lowry - "The Giver"
*Robert Ludlum - "The Scorpio Illusion"
*Amin Maalouf - "Le Rocher de Tanios"
*David A. McIntee - "White Darkness"
*Jim Mortimore (and Andy Lane) - "Lucifer Rising"
**"Blood Heat"
*Patrick O'Brian - "Clarissa Oakes"
*Kate Orman - "The Left-Handed Hummingbird"
*Neil Penswick - "The Pit"
*Terry Pratchett - "Men at Arms"
*Anne Rice - "Lasher"
*Gareth Roberts - "The Highest Science"
*Nigel Robinson - "Birthright"
*W.G. Sebald - "The Emigrants"
*Ahdaf Soueif - "In the Eye of the Sun"
*Danielle Steel - "Vanished"
*Sue Townsend - ""
*Scott Turow - "Pleading Guilty"
*Kathy Tyers - "The Truce at Bakura"
*Andrew Vachss - "Shella"
*Robert James Waller - "Slow Waltz at Cedar Bend"
*Irvine Welsh - "Trainspotting"
*Herman Wouk - "The Hope"
*Timothy Zahn - "The Last Command"
*Roger Zelazny - "A Night in the Lonesome October"

New drama

*Tom Stoppard - "Arcadia"


*Leonard Cohen - "Stranger Music"
*Paul Durcan - "A Snail in My Prime. New and Selected Poems"


*Bija Bennett - "Breathing into Life: Recovering Wholeness Through Body, Mind, and Breath"
*Richard Dawkins - "Viruses of the Mind"
*Shobha De and Khushwant Singh - "Uncertain Liaisons"
*Esther Delisle - "" (Antisémitisme et nationalisme d'extrême-droite dans la province de Québec 1929-1939)
*Tamala Krishna Goswami - Aditi commentary "Happiness is a Science – Aditi's Vow"
*Steven Pressman - "Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile"
*Miranda Seymour - "Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale"
*Walter Stewart - "Too Big to Fail"


*January 8 - Eleanor Hibbert, better known as Jean Plaidy and Victoria Holt
*January 22 - Kōbō Abe, novelist and playwright
*March 9 - C. Northcote Parkinson, historian, codifier of Parkinson's Law
*April 15 - Leslie Charteris, creator of "The Saint"
*April 23 - Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet
*June 19 - William Golding, novelist and poet
*August 28 - E. P. Thompson, political historian
*September 7 - Eugen Barbu, novelist, playwright and journalist
*September 16 - Oodgeroo Noonuccal, poet
*November 25 - Anthony Burgess, novelist
*December 4 - Margaret Landon, author of "Anna and the King of Siam"
*December 28 - William L. Shirer, historian


* Nobel Prize for Literature: Toni Morrison


* The Australian/Vogel Literary Award: Helen Demidenko, "The Hand That Signed The Paper"
* C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: Les Murray, "Translations from the Natural World"
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Les Murray, "Translations from the Natural World"
* Mary Gilmore Prize: Jill Jones - "The Mask and Jagged Star"


* See 1993 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.


* Prix Goncourt: Amin Maalouf, "Le Rocher de Tanios"
* Prix Décembre: René de Obaldia. "Exobiographie"
* Prix Médicis French: Emmanuèle Bernheim, "Sa femme"
* Prix Médicis International: Paul Auster, "Leviathan"

United Kingdom

* Booker Prize: Roddy Doyle, "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Caryl Phillips, "Crossing the River"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Richard Holmes, "Dr Johnson and Mr Savage"
* Cholmondeley Award: Patricia Beer, George Mackay Brown, P. J. Kavanagh, Michael Longley
* Whitbread Book Award: Joan Brady, "Theory of War"
* The Sunday Express Book of the Year: William Boyd, "The Blue Afternoon"

United States

* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize: Natasha Saj, "Red Under the Skin"
* Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry: George Starbuck
* American Academy of Arts and Letters gold Medal for Belles Lettres, Elizabeth Hardwick
* Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry: Stephen Yenser, "Blue Guide"
* Compton Crook Award: Holly Lisle, "Fire in the Mist"
* Frost Medal: William Stafford
* Nebula Award: Kim Stanley Robinson, "Red Mars"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Cynthia Rylant, "Missing May"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Tony Kushner, ""
* Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Robert Olen Butler, "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Louise Gluck, "The Wild Iris"


*Premio Nadal: Rafael Argullol Murgadas, "La razón del mal"

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